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    Basically a friend of mine is unsure whether to take a gap year and reapply for the next cycle with A*A*B or do another course

    He thinks because of the B in Biology he won't get into medicine, is this true?

    He went into clearing and got 5 offers for Pharmacy and needs to respond from tomorrow 9 am.

    My question is should take the gap year and apply for something else.
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    (Original post by niceguy95)
    Basically a friend of mine is unsure whether to take a gap year and reapply for the next cycle with A*A*B or do another course

    He thinks because of the B in Biology he won't get into medicine, is this true?

    He went into clearing and got 5 offers for Pharmacy and needs to respond from tomorrow 9 am.

    My question is should take the gap year and apply for something else.
    He won't get in with A*A*B because AAA is the minimum requirement unfortunately. So what he wants to do as an alternative is up to him!

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    I got into medicine yesterday with ABB so anything is possible! However, I think that was a very atypical situation.
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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    I got into medicine yesterday with ABB so anything is possible! However, I think that was a very atypical situation.
    And you already had an offer? You weren't applying with those grades?

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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    I got into medicine yesterday with ABB so anything is possible! However, I think that was a very atypical situation.
    Which medical school? (Just curious)
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    (Original post by em.d_4)
    He won't get in with A*A*B because AAA is the minimum requirement unfortunately. So what he wants to do as an alternative is up to him!

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    isn't that better than the latter though
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    (Original post by em.d_4)
    And you already had an offer? You weren't applying with those grades?

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    Which medical school? (Just curious)
    Yeah I had an offer, Hull-York med school, I didn't need an interview either!

    Their admissions process is... odd to say the least!
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    (Original post by niceguy95)
    isn't that better than the latter though
    Not for med. Many med schools don't accept the A* is a grade so it's basically the same as AAB. Also they look for all round consistent achievement.

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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    Yeah I had an offer, Hull-York med school, I didn't need an interview either!

    Their admissions process is... odd to say the least!
    Wow, congrats!!
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    (Original post by 06shawm)
    Wow, congrats!!
    Thanks! Feel like I've just been given a gift.
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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    Thanks! Feel like I've just been given a gift.
    Most definitely!!! How come you were never interviewed aswell? Because your normally only put on reserve if you have been interviewed
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    (Original post by niceguy95)
    Basically a friend of mine is unsure whether to take a gap year and reapply for the next cycle with A*A*B or do another course

    He thinks because of the B in Biology he won't get into medicine, is this true?

    He went into clearing and got 5 offers for Pharmacy and needs to respond from tomorrow 9 am.

    My question is should take the gap year and apply for something else.
    I think he could get in because a friend of mine got his place at Manchester med school with A*AB (biology, chemistry and maths) so I think he should go for it!
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    (Original post by 06shawm)
    Most definitely!!! How come you were never interviewed aswell? Because your normally only put on reserve if you have been interviewed
    Well the admissions team promised an automatic interview to anyone with 3000+ UKCAT, I got 3000 exactly. But there were too many people to interview so in the end they just had to give offers to the people they couldn't interview.

    Yeahhhh, I'm pretty lucky!!!
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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    Well the admissions team promised an automatic interview to anyone with 3000+ UKCAT, I got 3000 exactly. But there were too many people to interview so in the end they just had to give offers to the people they couldn't interview.

    Yeahhhh, I'm pretty lucky!!!
    Well done on your fantastic UKCAT score! First year of med school goes so fast, make the most of it!
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    (Original post by 06shawm)
    Well done on your fantastic UKCAT score! First year of med school goes so fast, make the most of it!
    Thank you! There's plenty of years to go after the first, it's probably a good thing it goes quickly!
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    I got my as level results yesterday and im absolutely shocked (ive been crying constantly)
    i got an ACDD which was totally unexpected (Geography, Biology, Chemistry and maths)
    I want to do medicine and have already applied for my UKCAT
    i have no idea what to do except retake which leaves me with 14 exams next year.
    Im thinking of dropping geography and continuing the rest to A2
    I need some serious advice.
    Please can someone help me
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    I think that dropping geography, if you've got an A in it for AS level would be a good idea because for medicine, the average A2 required grades are AAA plus an AS B. Ergo AAAb, if you retake the other 3 subjects and get AAA then you'll be eligible for medicine with the extra AS grade A. But you'll most probably have to apply the year after as its tough to get AAA prediction with CDD.
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    (Original post by Gg7)
    I got my as level results yesterday and im absolutely shocked (ive been crying constantly)
    i got an ACDD which was totally unexpected (Geography, Biology, Chemistry and maths)
    I want to do medicine and have already applied for my UKCAT
    i have no idea what to do except retake which leaves me with 14 exams next year.
    Im thinking of dropping geography and continuing the rest to A2
    I need some serious advice.
    Please can someone help me
    I got AABB only a couple of marks off in my Chem, I'm in exactly the same situation as you
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    (Original post by blobafet3)
    I got into medicine yesterday with ABB so anything is possible! However, I think that was a very atypical situation.
    Oh wow! what was your situation? if you don't mind me asking. This is great news, congratulations....
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    (Original post by SherylHigham)
    I got AABB only a couple of marks off in my Chem, I'm in exactly the same situation as you
    i think ur in a slightly better position than i am
    but im ready to give my 100% to pull up my grades
    thanks for the motivation again
 
 
 
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